Seed Savers Series

Celebration and Fan Giveaway!

In fifteen days the final book of the Seed Savers series will finally be out!!! For those of you who have been fans of the series since the first book was self-published back in 2012 this has been a long wait. If you found the series last year when Flying Books House began republishing them […]

What’s in Your Pantry? Politics of Food Called into Question in New Novel

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE What’s in Your Pantry? Politics of Food Called into Question in New Novel SALEM, Ore., June 4, 2019 — The final book in author Sandra Smith’s Seed Savers series, Seed Savers-Unbroken, out later this month, immerses readers in a future where the government dictates the nation’s food supply. Seed Savers-Unbroken is the […]

Seed Savers-Keeper to Release May 28

Now that I’m back to blogging, I may be breaking a personal record by posting a whopping three days in a row! Don’t worry, it’s not a new trend, just a way to get back at it. Since the decision has been made (for now) to keep Seed Savers direct to wholesalers (and the public), […]

There & Back Again: Amtrak, Awards, & Ana

It’s been a while since I posted. First, I was super busy with the last two books. Then the hubby and I traveled to Chicago by train for the IBPA Publishing Conference and Awards dinner. You may recall that Treasure was a finalist for cover design. Though it did not win the gold, it did […]

Introducing Seed Savers-Keeper

As most of you know, Flying Books House has been republishing and polishing the Seed Savers series. I’m very pleased to announce that book 4, Keeper, is scheduled for release on April 16, in time for Earth Day! But I’m most pleased to show you the beautiful cover. This may be my favorite of them […]

Seed Savers-Treasure, Benjamin Franklin Award Finalist!

It’s been a while since I posted. Not because nothing is happening, but quite the opposite– I’ve been very busy. But first things first: I am thrilled to announce that Seed Savers-Treasure is a finalist for a coveted Benjamin Franklin Award. Read the press release here. Treasure is a finalist in the Children’s/YA cover design […]

Does a Book Series Have to be Read in Order?

I would argue “no.” Case in point: prequels. Or one better–-is there ever really a beginning? (Or an ending for that matter?) What about those books that are told out of order (I’m thinking of Jodi Picoult’s first book, Songs of the Humpback Whale)? Or a series written out of order such as the Chronicles of Narnia? […]